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Rip Currents, High Tide On Tap for Ocean Waters Friday

'Moderate' rip current risk today

Beachgoers were being warned about an elevated rip current risk Friday.

The National Weather Service said there was a "moderate" , meaning wind and wave conditions were favorable for stronger or more frequent rip currents than usual.

Beachgoers have also experienced deep ocean water and extra-high ocean tides over the past several days, in some cases causing some beach erosion.

Meteorologist Steve DiMartino of NYNJPAWeather.com, told Patch the reason for the unusually high tides has to do with the fact that the winds are shifting more to the northeast over the Atlantic and driving the water into the coastline.

"Look for more enhanced surf with other tropical low pressure systems out there," said DiMartino, in an e-mail.

The afternoon high tide Friday will occur between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Ocean and Monmouth counties.

jay August 25, 2012 at 03:40 AM
I hope people pay attention to the warnings.
2much2say August 25, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I always listen to the guards. Sometimes if its low tide I will go in up to maybe my hips when they're off duty. I don't understand how & why people and the parents that let their children go in the water when the life-guards are off duty. It's mother nature and you never mess with mother nature! People please pay attention and be safe!

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